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Huntsman looks to use time as ambassador as asset in GOP race, speaks on foreign policy
HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) ' Republican presidential contender Jon Huntsman says the United States cannot show its strength on the international stage when it is weak domestically.
The former diplomat and Utah governor on Monday told a New Hampshire audience that the United States needs to scale back its role in Afghanistan and to focus on rebuilding the U.S. economy. He is highlighting his foreign policy experience that, so far, hasn't been a deciding factor in the race.
The campaign has been dominated by domestic issues, especially jobs and the economy. Huntsman says a shifted U.S. foreign policy could help put Americans back to work.